Israel’s Magdent has developed an electromagnetic-based technology that could speed up the process and improve bone quality in patients, and doctors at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem removed a tumor from the spine of a 3-year-old Palestinian Arab boy from Gaza to prevent him from becoming paralyzed, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Better dental implants
Israel’s Magdent has developed an electromagnetic-based technology that could speed up the process and improve bone quality in patients who are having trouble getting their implants in place. After animal trials, a human study is now necessary.
Israeli doctors save Gazan child from paralysis
Doctors at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem removed a tumor from the spine of a 3-year-old Palestinian Arab boy from Gaza to prevent him from becoming paralyzed. The unique six-hour surgery involved stretching the boy’s spine and removing a vertebra.
Doctors save woman with brain thrombosis
Surgeons at Israel’s Soroka Medical Center successfully unblocked veins in the brain of a 56-year-old woman suffering from serious cerebral venous thrombosis. The rare, complex catheterization procedure involved the removal of a number of large blood clots.
US approval for skin cancer detection
The US FDA has approved the DermaCompare melanoma (skin cancer) diagnosis system developed by Israel’s Emerald Medical (formally DermaCare). The smartphone app enables tele-dermatology to detect possible melanomas and save lives.
Better communications in ER
Soroka Medical Center has implemented a new and unique SMS service for the 230,000 patients that visit its Emergency Room (ER) each year. Patients receive texts including names of the doctor and nurse assigned, progress of their blood test, and doctor’s decision (hospitalization or discharge).
One of the top 100 Ophthalmologists
Israel’s Professor Anat Lowenstein was selected in the top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology by Ophthalmologist Magazine. It noted that “her contribution to, and influence in the field of medical and surgical retina cannot be underestimated.”
No heart problems with IVF
A huge 25-year study of almost 100,000 women by researchers at Ben Gurion University and Soroka University Medical Center has concluded that fertility treatment has no cardiovascular risk to mothers. 4,153 women receiving fertility therapies were compared to 95,138 who conceived naturally.
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